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Old 04-02-2007, 15:14   #1
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Where and how to look for used spinnakers

We have a new Seawind 1160 with a main, jib and screecher and all of the hardware necessary for a supporting a spinnaker. Trade wind sailing is in the plan and I am being told we will need a symetrical or asymetrical spinnaker for downwind sailing. Since we already have 3 new sails and the spinakker will only be used when downwind sailing is a must, I was thinking a used spinnaker would be the way to go. How and where do you look for purchasing a used spinnaker? How do you judge whether it is in acceptable condition?
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Old 04-02-2007, 17:06   #2
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http://www.baconsails.com/

Try;

You can search their inventory by the boats spec's as manufactured, or by your own numbers.

Bacon Sails Search Kiosk

Great company, I have purchased from them at their store, and over the phone and they have taken good care of me.
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Bacons is an excellent place to start. Their ratings for good will be excellent and excellent will be like new.
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Old 04-02-2007, 17:12   #4
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Aloha Tim,

This is a thread title, Stupid Spinnaker/Gennaker/KiteSpinnaker Question

Try a search on the above thread in this forum and you'll find lots of answers to your question.

Welcome aboard and good luck on your search for sails. I've done a search for "spinnaker" on eBay and have had really good luck.

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Old 08-02-2007, 10:57   #5
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Victory Cat,

Congrats, you've got a great boat. I think you might be better off investing in a new chute as opposed to buying a used one from a unimaran (multihuller humor phrase for monohull). The apparent wind angles on a cat differ from a monohull. You sail faster, particularly in a Seawind, for any given point of sail downwind or reaching.
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